National League Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, May 24th (All times Eastern)
Milwaukee Brewers (29-20) at Miami Marlins (25-24), 4:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Milwaukee - Wily Peralta (4-3, 2.18) Miami - Jacob Turner (0-2, 6.59)
(SportsNetwork.com) - Wily Peralta has given up only five earned runs over his last three starts, but the Milwaukee righty doesn't have a win in that stretch.
The Brewers hope to give Peralta some run support Saturday afternoon when they battle the Miami Marlins in the continuation of a three-game series.
Peralta surrendered three runs -- two earned -- at Atlanta Monday. The Brewers have scored six runs over his last three starts. This will be his first time facing the Marlins.
Jacob Turner, who turned 23 on Wednesday, also hasn't been given much offensive help for the Marlins. Miami has posted a run in each of his last two starts, both road defeats. He suffered a 4-1 loss at San Francisco on Sunday and has given up eight earned runs over his last two appearances.
Turner's only career start against the Brewers came July 19, 2013, when he yielded five hits and a pair of runs over five-plus frames in a 2-0 defeat at Miller Park.
Ryan Braun was out of the Milwaukee starting lineup for Friday's 9-5 win at PNC Park. He is sidelined due to tightness in his right side.
Mark Reynolds hit two homers and drove in four runs last night for the Brewers. Carlos Gomez went 4-for-5 with three doubles, two RBI and two runs scored, Khris Davis homered and Scooter Gennett knocked in a pair of runs for Milwaukee, which had lost five of its last six coming in.
"My gosh were there some long home runs hit," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "Hopefully (Reynolds) can stay hot. Gomez was great again. We really swung the bat well today."
Brewers starter Marco Estrada (4-2) earned the win, allowing five runs on six hits with seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings.
Tom Koehler (4-4) was issued the loss after he surrendered seven runs on nine hits over five innings.
"Tonight he just had a tough time executing pitches," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said of Koehler. "He made a lot of mistakes out over the plate. (The Brewers) are a very aggressive team."
Giancarlo Stanton and Garrett Jones each hit a pair of solo homers for the Marlins, who had their two-game winning streak snapped.
The Brewers have won the last five meetings with the Marlins.
05/24 10:42:41 ET